South Lake Tahoe Travel Information
South Tahoe, otherwise known as “South Shore”, “South Lake Tahoe”, or to many, simply the “side of the lake that has all the casinos”, is an area with several distinct personalities. With plenty of both summer and winter activities, South Tahoe doesn’t really have an off-season. You’ll find lots to do at any time of the year.
South Tahoe casinos – action and nightlife are the name of the game in Stateline NV, where the majority of the Lake Tahoe’s casinos are located. Besides the poker, blackjack and other games of chance, an incredible variety of world class music, comedians and shows comes to South Tahoe every year. There are great events all year long, so chances are, you’ll be able to catch a big name music act or comedian during your visit. Hit the tables, or catch a show, all in one of the most beautiful places in the world. When it comes to lodging, you’ll have plenty of choices. There are hotels and resorts to fit every budget, and if you prefer renting a home, or cabin, vacation rentals are also widely available.
Lake Tahoe Skiing and snowboarding – South Tahoe is so much more than a casino town though, it is also home to some of the finest skiing and snowboarding to be found. Heavenly Ski Resort is world famous for its “drop dead” panoramic lake views, long runs, and incredible spring skiing. There are plenty of lodging options at Heavenly, and of course you can also stay at most of the casinos. South Lake Tahoe California also offers plenty of small family run motels for ski bums on a budget.
Beaches and Sun – Don’t forget that during the summer, South Tahoe turns into a beach town. It has phenomenal beaches, with crystal clear water and plenty of water sports and activities to keep the whole family happy. Boating and jet skiing are popular ways to enjoy the fabulous summer weather, or try out some of the great golf courses, golf in Lake Tahoe is some of the finest in the West. Edgewood Golf Course is rated by Golf Digest as one of “America’s top golf courses”, and the views from the course are truly hard to beat.
Mountain Town: If you want low key, just minutes away from the excitement and action of downtown, you can find secluded mountain cabins that will make you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from civilization. Thousands of acres of wilderness are right out your doorstep, with mountain biking, hiking, fishing and more. You’re guaranteed to find a rental you’ll like, whether you are looking to stay near the excitement and action of the casinos and Heavenly ski resort, or want a more rustic mountain location.